Volunteers Wanted To Track Speeding Motorists On Acton Lane

Lib Dems say those who break the 20 mph limit will be warned, then fined


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Lib Dem Southfield councillors are angry that a 20 mph zone is being ignored by some motorists on a busy local road.

Councillors Gary Malcolm and Andrew Steed worked with members of the community and the police, to survey speeding traffic on Acton Lane. Councillor Steed said: "As a group we managed to record over 30 vehicles speeding in just a hour on Acton Lane.

"Those caught exceeding the speed limit will be sent letters advising them to drive more safely. If they are caught again they will be fined."

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Acton Lane

They are looking for volunteers, to help out once a month for just an hour.

The councillors say that training is given by the police and it is a way to help make your local area safer.

Is there a street where you think traffic speeds are too fast? Please let them know by emailing gary.malcolm@ealing.gov.uk

The 20mph zones were first introduced across residential streets in Chiswick in 2016 and were extended to take in all of Chiswick High Road from Chiswick roundabout, to the junction with Stamford Brook, and Chiswick Lane as well as Turnham Green Terrace. Bath Road was also included. Only the Great West Road (A4) and the A316 were excluded from the scheme.

Chiswick (under Hounslow Council ) extended the scheme to keep pace with Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham Councils and to ensure that there would not be a 'patchwork' of different speed limits, which the Councils said would be confusing for motorists.

Over a 5 year period Hounslow Council expect the impact of this measure to be 75 fewer casualties on the borough’s roads.

The move was part of a London-wide plan to curb urban speeds in residential areas. In June 2015, the then Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced his target to halve the number of people killed or injured on London's roads by 2020.

Some 175 miles of residential streets, about a quarter of London’s roads, have now had the 20 mph limit introduced.

June 24, 2017

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